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The annual Fairfield Fall Fun Fest wraps up today.  Activities include the Classic Car Show on the Lemonds Chevy/Chrysler parking lot and the Kiddie Parade this morning.  Afternoon activities include the Gong Show at 1 p.m. in the

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jeffpoppenhagerJeffrey L. Poppenhager, 62, of Albion, Illinois died Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Navy and was a member of the

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42-year-old Christopher L. Padgett of Fairfield was jailed Thursday night on a warrant charging him with unlawful presence in school.  Police pulled Padgett’s vehicle over near the intersection of Main Street and Clarence Avenue around 5:20 p.m.  Bond

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90-year-old Enfield resident, Alpha E. Hankins, died Thursday, September 11 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  She worked at Ainsbrooke for 30 years and later worked in Dietary at the Carmi Hospital for ten years.

Surviving are her children,

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52-year-old Mark W. Johnson of Maunie has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.  He was also ordered to

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Darlene Gifford68-year-old Fairfield resident, Linda Darlene Gifford, died at 11:19 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at Deaconess Gateway in Evansville, IN.  She worked in Respit Care.

Surviving are  her mother, Linnie (Sutton) Lamb of Fulton, KY; her husband, Jerry Gifford

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Brent Eugene Burgess was born in Flora, IL, on November 12, 1959.  He was the first child of Gene & Lucy (Hubble) Burgess.  His grandparents were Lloyd & Elsie Burgess of Zenith and Wallace & Catherine Hubble of

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Barbara Phillips000183-year-old Rinard resident, Barbara T. Phillips, died Wednesday, September 10 at Flora Gardens Nursing Home.  She was a Laborer at Four Sisters Manufacturing in Flora, City City Garment Company, Fairfield Garment Company, Spartans at Flora, and Xenia Manufacturing Company.

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72-year-old Norris City resident, Sandra King, died at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, September 9 at her home.  She was a member of Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City.

Surviving are three daughters, Veronica (Chris) Cox of Fairfield, Melanie Rains of

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Illinois EPA Director Lisa Bonnett has announced 19 grant awards totaling over $1.5 million to local governments in the state to be used to conduct inspections at permitted pollution control facilities, such as landfills, and to investigate citizen complaints about

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